‘Hapless’ Nats must refer themselves to authorities over mail blunder

The SNP must refer itself to the Information Commissioner over a blunder which saw nationalist propaganda sent to tens of thousands of homes by mistake.

Yesterday, it emerged the SNP had dispatched letters to Scotland’s registered postal voters – of which there are 600,000 – with the wrong names.

Examples from the Borders to the north of Scotland have been highlighted where voters get a letter with the correct address, but the name of someone living elsewhere.

Inside was an election plea from Nicola Sturgeon to vote for the SNP at the upcoming European elections.

One woman in the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk seat received 30 (thirty) SNP letters to her home – not one of them with her name on.

Now the Scottish Conservatives have called for SNP bosses to apologise and self-refer the party to the Information Commissioner over the data breach.


Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser said:

“The SNP has become so incompetent it can’t even carry out a simple mailing exercise.

“No wonder people are losing their faith that the hapless nationalists can govern a country.

“No sooner has Nicola Sturgeon declared a climate emergency than she ensures hundreds of trees die in vain.

“This wasn’t just inconvenient and confusing for tens of thousands of householders.

“It’s a very serious data breach, and one that could land the party in all kinds of trouble.

“The SNP should apologise immediately, and refer itself to the Information Commissioner.”